• 14:40 – 15:20

Opportunities and Challenges for Power Semiconductor Industry. How can Taiwan Supply Chain Help?

Moderator
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Andy Chuang

Consultant

Mr. Chuang received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering of National Tsinghua University. After graduated, he joined UMC R&D to start his professional career. Starting from R&D to give him sold knowledge in wafer manufacturing. Technical Marketing let him connect wafer manufacturing and product application jointly. Gradually involving sales and expat to Europe to manage key customers. Completely training to make him realize wafer business and supply chain. After UMC, he joined EDA vendor, Synopsys. This experience helped him connecting chip design to wafer manufacturing. After that, he joined CSMC in China as VP of marketing and sales. He led company to have creative ideas to customize BCD processes targeting to specific application and won the China market, such as Class A/B, Class D, Charger, PMIC, LED display, and LED lighting. In 2013, he joined Episil, started business in compound semiconductor (SiC and GaN-on-Si). He is the one who run both SiC and GaN-on-Si at the same, and delivered supreme manufacturing cycletime, production yield to customers. He started new career in GaN Systems from 2022. GaN Systems is a trusted company which can deliver GaN devices to Automotive and High Rel application. GaN Systems enables power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world.

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Panelist
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Walter Chen

SVP Greater China Sales & Marketing

Amkor Technology, Inc.

Walter joined Amkor in 2020 and is currently Sr. Vice President responsible for Sales & Marketing in Greater China. Prior to joining Amkor, Walter worked for Cree, Inc 17 years as a position for VP of LED Chips Marketing WW & LED Component Marketing in Asia. Also as a Board member of Lextar representative for Cree. Prior to Cree, he had 6 years of IC design house experience. He has 29 years of Semiconductor industry experience in total, focused on Sales & Marketing field. He holds a Master degree of Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick in UK.

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As one of the world’s largest providers of high-quality semiconductor packaging and test services, Amkor has helped define and advance the technology landscape.

We deliver innovative solutions and believe in partnering with our customers to bring 5G, AI, Automotive, Communications, Computing, Consumer, IoT, Industrial and Networking products to market.

As a truly global supplier, Amkor has manufacturing and test capabilities as well as product development and support offices in Asia, Europe and the US.

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Panelist
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Ian Chan

CTO & Managing Director

Cyntec

Education

  • PhD EECS, University of Michigan USA (1992)

Professional Experience:

  • CEO, Episil Holding Inc. (2013-2016)
  • CSO, Hermes-Epitek (2016-2018)
  • Independent Director, UNIVERSAL CEMENT CORPORATION(2017~ )
  • CTO&Managing Director, Cyntec Co., Ltd. (2019~ )
  • Chairman, Power Forest Technology Corporation(2019~ )
  • Independent Director, Excelliance MOS Corporation(2021~ )
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Since 1991 Cyntec’s team of scientists and engineers have been known to lead the way in the research and development of the miniaturized and highly integrated products and solutions. The product lines consist of magnetic components, passive components, power modules, RF & optical modules which serve the client, cloud computing equipment, automotive, IOT, industry, and other market segments.

Using our insight into market trends and the in depth knowledge of electronic materials and processes, we have been able to produce a wide variety of products with the highest levels of performance, high power handling, high density packaging and tight accuracy.

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Stephen Coates

GM & VP Global Operations

GaN Systems

Stephen has previously held executive level engineering & operations roles in silicon & compound semiconductor & displays technology companies including VP Operations at DigiLens, VP Operations at Symmorphix Thin Films Inc, VP Operations at Fultec Semiconductor Inc/Bourns & VP Production Engineering at MaxQ Technology heading up power module design & manufacture. A seasoned technology executive with 30 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing operations, supply chain management and quality. Stephen has substantial experience in establishing and developing strategic supply chain relationships to support full product commercialization and high volume manufacturing, while also being an expert in device packaging, process development and integration. Stephen also previously held lead assessor qualifications for 3rd party audit to ISO 9000 & equivalent standards (eg TS16949/AS9100).

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Dr. Wei-Chung Lo

Deputy General Director, Electronic & Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSL)

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Dr. Lo received his Ph.D. from National Taiwan University and joined Industrial Technology Research Institute to work in advanced electronic packaging, such as WLP, 3D IC/3D stacking, fan-out, heterogeneous integration technology for more than 20 years, 85 papers and 40 patent granted. Currently, he also serves as TWG chair of IoT Chapter of IEEE Heterogenous Integration Roadmap(HIR) and chairman of International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS)-Taiwan chapter.

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ITRI is a world-leading applied technology research institute with more than 6,000 outstanding employees. Its mission is to drive industrial development, create economic value, and enhance social well-being through technology R&D. Founded in 1973, it pioneered in IC development and started to nurture new tech ventures and deliver its R&D results to industries. ITRI has set up and incubated companies such as TSMC, UMC, Taiwan Mask Corp., Epistar Corp., Mirle Automation.

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